When Flavia Laviosa was a young woman in Bari, Italy, she had a front-row seat for a golden age of artistry in Italian cinema. “I grew up at a time when education became free and accessible to everyone, and I had easy access to film screenings,” says Laviosa, senior lecturer in Italian Studies.   “Those were the years, into the ’70s, when th...

An exhibition of over 100 images that explores the experience of photographer Roberto Villa (in attendance at the opening) on the set of The Arabian Nights (1974) by Pier Paolo Pasolini, documenting the director's work in the Middle East (Yemen and Iran,) but also offering one of the last portraits of a land that was about to become a war zone. &n...

Ogni autunno Il Museum of Fine Arts di Houston (MFAH) ospita una rassegna cinematografica per onorare il cinema italiano, con pellicole restaurate provenienti dai leggendari archivi di Cinecittà presentate al pubblico in partenariato con il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Houston, l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Los Angeles e grazie alla generosità...

The Museum of Fine Arts of Houston (MFAH) will run a series of screenings of the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini, within the context of its 8th annual homage to Italian cinema.   The series is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Houston and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and thanks to the generosity of sponsors...

Titles by Italian authors Elena Ferrante and the late Primo Levi have both made it into the top 100 books of the year compiled by the New York Times, it emerged on Monday.   The books in question - The Story of the Lost Child by the elusive Ferrante (a pseudonym), which is the fourth and final volume in her quartet of Neapolitan novels, and...

by Colpa Press   A sampling of the three periods of Italian film master Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975),provocative and audacious thinker, acclaimed essayist and beloved poet. On the heels of a major retrospective at MoMA in New York, and at UCLA and the American Cinemateque in Los Angeles, Luce Cinecittà and Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini/Cinet...

by Silvia Donati   Those who believe there's no culture in Los Angeles, much less Italian culture, should reconsider their belief: L.A. residents interested in learning about Italy have plenty of opportunities to do so.   Just consider that, as Italy pays tribute to one of its most influential writers and filmmakers, Pier Paolo Pasoli...

New York accoglie i mille volti dell'arte di Pier Paolo Pasolini. La memoria dell'intellettuale friulano verra' omaggiata da una retrospettiva cinematografica completa organizzata che si terra' al Museum of Modern Art dal 13 dicembre al 5 gennaio e da una serie di eventi disseminati nella Grande Mela.Medea al MoMAIl 13, giorno in cui nella rassegna...

by Valerio Viale   On November 2, 1975, the Italian intellectual, poet, novelist, filmmaker – in a word: Artist in capital letter – Pier Paolo Pasolini, was brutally murdered in Ostia, coastal area near Rome. Forty years later, the Italian Cultural Institute in L.A., remembered the tragedy, demonstrating how much this iconic personality is s...

Vincenzo Cerami, who died this July, was a novelist, an associate of Pier Paolo Pasolini, and the screenwriter for over 40 Italian films, including several starring Roberto Benigni. Among these are La Vita è Bella, Il Mostro, and La Tigre e la Neve.   This is our tribute to him. Please join us for screenings of these three films, and see for...